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Avoid the Blues

Did you know that having the lights on at night is harmful to your health? And that the blue light coming from the electronics around you may be the most harmful? Before electricity was harnessed, our major source of light came from the sun, which would set during the evenings. Today, our evenings are unnaturally filled with light. Blue wavelengths of light, known to be beneficial during the daytime because they boost attention, reaction times, and mood, are found to be the most harmful at night. With the growing popularity […]

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Fun Eye Facts

At the surface, our eyes are no more than simple marbles within our head that we use to distinguish what is directly in front of us. However, the reality is that our eyes are complex organs that have an intricate design and composition. You have had a set of eyes since the day we were born and have been using them ever since, but how much do you actually know about them? In light of this question, here are some fun eye facts you may not have known!   Your […]

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Eye Care Myths and Misconceptions

We’ve all heard at some point in our lives a myth or two doing their fair share of the rounds: there are more people alive today than have ever died, bulls hate the color red, gum takes seven years to exit your body, and so on. These myths are all commonly told today, yet none of them are true. Unfortunately enough, myths have also reached the field of eye care. Today, we debunk and clarify a few of these myths. Children who sit close to the TV will damage their […]

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Macular degeneration…what does that have to do with my diet?

  Is your diet increasing your chances of developing eye disease? The food choices you make each day affect more than just your waistline. They can also affect the health of your eyes as well as your vision. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, diet was linked to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans aged 65 and older. What is AMD? Age-related macular degeneration is a medical condition usually found in older patients that result in […]

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How is anti-reflective coating good for computer use?

The average person spends roughly 7 hours a day on the computer, either at work or for personal use. This causes people to experience symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome. Prolonged periods of computer use lead to eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, and double vision. Eyeglasses with anti-reflective coating are helpful in reducing the effects of Computer Vision Syndrome.   Anti-reflective (AR) coating eliminates glare and distracting reflections, allowing 99.5 percent of available light to pass through your lenses for better and clearer vision. Not only does AR coating makes your lenses […]

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Sunglasses, more than a fashion statement!

  We all know about the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Many of you will start to break out the sunscreen as you gear up for summer. However, people often forget to protect something just as important – their eyes! Contrary to popular belief, sunglasses are more than just a fashion statement. Sunglasses hold many health benefits, with the most important benefit being the protection from UV radiation. The overexposure of UV radiation to the eyes has been found to be a causal factor for a variety of […]

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Better vision without LASIK?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could correct your nearsightedness & reduce your dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses, without surgery? It is possible! The procedure is called orthokeratology (aka ortho-k) and people have benefitted for the past decades. How does it work? We design & fit specialty gas permeable contact lenses that gently reshape the clear front surface of the eye (cornea) so you can have clear vision even without the lenses. Myopia (nearsightedness) is caused when the cornea is too steep. Ortho-k (similar to LASIK) reshapes the cornea […]

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5 tips to combat allergies

With spring right around the corner, allergy season is fast approaching as well.  Itchy eyes, congested sinuses, and headaches sound familiar? Those are the dreaded symptoms of allergies that we all wish we didn’t know. Don’t let allergies make your life miserable by following these five easy tips! 1. Don’t focus on just the eye Allergies affect the entire airway, which include the ocular surface, nose, throat, and lungs. Administering treatment for the entire airway will reduce ocular allergy-related symptoms. Most ocular symptoms are exprienced with rhinitis. The treatment of rhinitis can significantly reduce ocular symptoms. In this case, […]

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Palming, making your eyesight great without the help of glasses?

So a patient asked about Palming, and I’d never heard about it and I was intrigued. Upon further research, I found out more: Palming was founded by an eye-care physician named William Bates in 1891 He believed that all eyesight problems were caused by habitual strain of the eyes, and actually thought that eyeglasses were harmful His techniques centered around visualization & movement (ex: visualizing black letters & movement of them) Also thought exposing eyes to sunlight would alleviate eyestrain If this method worked, it would be great! It’s called “palming” because […]

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New Presyopia Procedure Restores All Ranges of Vision

There is a new procedure available for patients with presbyopia that will improve all ranges of vision. The reversible surgical option inserts an intracorneal inlay (Kamra developed by AcuFocus) that restores reading and intermediate vision while maintaining distance. Presbyopia, otherwise known as farsightedness, is a condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close. The lens of a young healthy eye possesses high elasticity and changes its length or shape to focus on objects that are close. As people […]